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“Rustic chic”

Edinburgh Larder Cafe
Ranked #198 of 2,572 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Scottish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Breakfast: start your day with our award winning breakfast including a range of healthy options such as our own homemade granola (both gluten and dairy free), porridge cooked to order with a selection of toppings, croissants and pastries. Or set yourself up with something more hearty including scrambled eggs with salmon, bacon or sausage, our delicious full breakfast and lots of other tasty treats. Accompany the excellent eating with artisan coffee roasted in Edinburgh, or teas blended here in Scotland by Edinburgh based Eteaket.Throughout the day: if you're after something sweet, our delicious cakes are made on site by our staff who all love to bake. Our gluten free dark chocolate and nut brownies are regularly hailed as the best in town - as are our delicious light scones served with clotted cream and homemade jam. Lunch: eat in or take away daily specials such as homemade soups, frittatas, quiches and organic pork & herb sausage rolls together with our menu of seasonal Scottish deli plates, salads, sandwiches made with artisan Scottish cheeses, Highland salamis, Arran smoked fish, and Lanarkshire cooked meats. Wash all this down with one of our local craft beers or a selection of fine local drinks and soak up the atmosphere!
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had come up for a stag weekend and had just been up Arthur's seat. The larder was across the road from our hostel and we thought we would give it a go.

Size is definitely an issue as there are very few tables. This aside, everything else was excellent. The food menu is good quality and vegetarian orientated with a nice selection of sandwiches, soups and speciality beers/juices.

I had the cheese platter and I thought the selection of the cheeses and the spiced apple chutney were very tasty. I would say that at 8.50 a pop I would have liked a little more bang for my buck but nonetheless I was very impressed. Others in my party had the soup and 1/2 sandwich option, which is a great idea.

The service was superb and friendly with the waiter nothing but exemplary in both demeanour and execution.

This small but friendly place rightly deserves its high position in the number standings.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

What a find this place is, the food was gorgeous and well priced and the location ideally situated on a quiet street in the city centre.

The service here was extremely friendly, the waiter even commented on how nice my aftershave was, it was definitely a genuine comment :-)

There isn't loads of room but if you pick a quieter time then you should get a table.

We will definitely return!

Thank billyridley
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Simple home cooked style food that is fresh and tasty.
Staff were very friendly and everything was well priced.
Definitely recommend

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Thank lafrit
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

While wandering up the side streets off The Royal Mile, we passed the Edinburgh Larder Cafe in the late morning and made a mental note to come back later in the day. This was a great decision! We popped in just after the lunchtime rush and were greeted by friendly, informative staff and a delicious, healthy, locally-sourced menu.

For a slight premium over chain restaurants and tourist-traps, you can eat great local food in a cute cafe that offers exceptional value. I had a hearty soup and a rustic loaf, and my wife enjoyed a massive charcuterie-style board. We each ordered a bottle of delicious soda (the name escapes me, but it's a small-batch company with some whimsical flavours), and then took some dessert to go.

The folks at The Edinburgh Larder Cafe are truly dedicated to the local food scene: you can even join them on weekend learn-to-forage excursions if you want to learn some good local places to find wild food.

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Thank TheReluctantAdvisor
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

A nice place to eat. You feel you are away from the crowds and service is very relaxed. Nice home cooked food.

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Thank 19Graham68
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